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What does the 23andMe letter mean?

Recently, the FDA sent a warning letter to 23andMe telling them to stop marketing their $99 diagnostic kit.  This highlighted some key problem gaps — specifically, with the molecular diagnostics (MDx) industry and with the healthcare industry in general. Making … Continue reading

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Tinkering With EntrezAjax

Recently I was working on a web project, and I wanted to see how feasible it would be to build a web application that had no back end.  No database, or app server, just a simple web page, some JavaScript … Continue reading

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Latest Pancreatic Cancer News & Articles

News In this weeks news: ABRAXANE Demonstrates Statistically Significant Improvement in Overall Survival for Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer in Phase III Study – Yahoo! Finance MONTPELLIER, France: Skuldtech and AB Science Announce the Identification of New Predictive Markers for … Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer News & Articles

News In this weeks news: “Pancreas In A Dish” Will Show How Pancreatic Cancer Forms A tiny, living 3-D organ model of pancreatic ducts has been created by researchers in Toronto to help them understand pancreatic cancer, which is one … Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer News and Journal Articles

News In this weeks news: AACR: New Treatments Studied for Pancreatic Cancer –Doctors Lounge Targeting the hedgehog signaling pathway with a smoothened antagonist, GDC-0449, in combination with gemcitabine achieves partial response in some metastatic pancreatic cancer patients; and targeted depletion … Continue reading

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Utopia Docs: Making Scientific Literature More Useful

Every weekend my PubMed search agent sends me a slew of papers to review.  The interesting ones I add to the Pancreatic Cancer Genomics group in Mendeley — and at last count there are over 500 papers that have found … Continue reading

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Pancreatic Cancer News From AACR

This week’s collection of news and journal articles include a number of announcements made at the recent AACR meeting in Chicago. News In this weeks news: Whole genome sequencing not informative for all, Johns Hopkins study shows | e! Science … Continue reading

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Latest Pancreatic Cancer News & Journal Articles

The week American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) kicks off its annual meeting in Chicago, and we’ll be bringing you the latest announcements. News In this weeks news: Health News – Metformin May Improve Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis in Patients With … Continue reading

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Latest Pancreatic Cancer News and Articles

News In this weeks news: Threshold’s phase 2b trial of TH-302 in patients with pancreatic cancer meets primary endpoint Biotechnology company Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that its 214 patient randomized controlled phase 2b clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety … Continue reading

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Stunning News In Pancreatic Cancer Research

When Gleevec, the very first targeted therapeutic came out, there was a mad rush in the pharmaceutical industry to mine the genome for potential “magic bullet” targets.  In Gleevec’s case, it was able to inhibit the BCR-ABL fusion kinase, and … Continue reading

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